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Jim Henneman

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Biography

In 1958, Jim Henneman joined The News American as a copy boy (writing about native son Al Kaline playing in the 1958 All-Star Game at Memorial Stadium at the behest of late sports editor John Steadman), and eventually worked his way onto the sports staff.  He worked at the paper from 1958 to '68 and 1973 to '80, carving out a career writing about the Orioles (with a five-year stint on the Bullets beat), before moving to The evening Sun and later The Sun, from 1980 to '95.  Now Henneman writes for PressBox when he's not serving as an official scorer at Camden Yards.  Author of Baltimore Orioles: 60 Years of Orioles Magic, which was released in 2015, Henneman claims to have seen more Orioles games person than anyone alive.  A left-handed pitcher at Loyola College, he was an usher and press box attendant at Memorial Stadum before his journalism career.

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